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James Elliott and Elisabeth Easther with the Friday funnies. The will chat with Lynn about why Zebras confuse flies and a German town sees a smurf invasion, as thousands gather to break world record.
Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.
Maggots are used by hospitals and veterinary clinics to treat chronic ulcers and wounds, often as a last resort, and are bred in an insectary in Upper Hutt Audio
Annalisa Durdle is a New Zealander working as a forensic scientist in Australia who's discovering that fly excrement can help the police solve crimes. Audio
The warm summer may be great for the school holidays, trips to the bach, beach and barbeques - but not so good for people who don't like flies! Are there more than usual this year? And how do you get… Audio